I am a Kinesthetic Learner
Amanda B. Greene
October 24, 2013
I am a Kinesthetic Learner
There are three main learning styles which consist of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. A visual learner learns best by visually seeing and reading what they are learning. An auditory learner enjoys listening to what is being taught in order to better comprehend the material. Kinesthetic learners are typically hands on learners. Kinesthetic learners use bodily communication to assist with learning amongst several other strategies is extremely helpful; however we can also have multiple distractions.
Kinesthetic learners use physical activity to learn and comprehend information. When I took the learning styles quiz I scored a seven on the kinesthetic learning section, I also scored a five on the visual and auditory learning sections. ...view middle of the document...
Personally I like to listen to Mozart and other non vocal music while I am studying, taking notes, or writing essays. Taking breaks, working in short intervals, and following what I read with my finger are some other approaches I take when working on any learning material. In addition to secluding myself while I study using these strategies are very helpful and show improvement in my overall academic achievement. Taking some time in between assignments to exercise, play a game, or maybe even just go for a short walk are great strategies a kinesthetic learner might use. There are several other activities a learner with these type of learning abilities could use to help them better comprehend what they are learning.
Being more hands on when it comes to learning can also cause multiple distractions. Even though I like to be hands on I can easily get off task when taking a short break or time out from my studies by getting sidetracked with other activities. Other times doodling takes my attention from what I am supposed to be learning about to the picture I have just started to create. This being said being a kinesthetic learner has numerous different upsides to the way we learn but learners of this kind can often have difficulties staying on task.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalms 139:14; NIV) We are all made in God’s image no matter how we learn; he himself put his loving touch in each and every one of us. Through the years as we developed our own unique ways of learning we developed our strategies that categorize us into being visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learners. Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the live stock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:26-27, NIV)